Inspiration, Kultur, Livsstil, Mode, Reportage, Skönhet

Fiholm castle…

Still with Gudrun Sjöden at Fiholm castle…can’t help it, I just want to complete one story before going to the next. Time is my thing…getting hold of the perfection of time. I´ll give it my best try! In this place time has stood still for awhile and time has been preserved as well. The two wings of the Fiholm castle mirror each other. They are the wings. Looking at it the main castle itself is missing. It was never built. But this is perfect just the way it is. One of the wings is beautifully neglected by time and the other, which is the home of the owners, is perfectly preserved and renovated with a gentle knowing hand. I love both and would love to have a place like this of my own. Adding to it the amazing park and nature around this pretty much sums up to my dreams of a home base. I just want it to be closer to Stockholm and in more untouched nature…well I´ll work on it! We worked inside the abandoned wing and then outside. Photographer Elisabeth Frang set up a whole light tent to create a perfect even light in the shade while you had the background sunlit. A very beautiful light. Thought I´d show you how it looks behind the scenes. And then Amber getting undressed. Last, the couple that inhabit this amazing place, somewhere in the middle of Sweden on this beautiful planet Earth. Always gratitude to my work, the people I meet and work with and life itself. Thank you! IMG_2682_DSC6397_DSC6403_DSC6400_DSC6417_DSC6416_DSC6415_DSC6462

Ingmari Lamy

Inspiration, Livsstil, Mode, Skönhet

Gudrun behind the scenes…

I´ll just ignore ( I wish) that I`ve been away from my blog for so long. On Instagram you can follow me everyday! I LOVE that media.

Fashion week in Stockholm is just over. The two sweet and talented twins Leo and Desideria who have been my media Dream team those last few days have just stepped on the train back to Gothenburg. I took a bus to the Modern Museum and landed at the cafe with lunch and my computer. Ok this is an older story that´s been half done, waiting for a long time. Behind the scenes is a theme I always like. This is from Gudrun Sjöden Christmas story in my earlier blog. We spent two days at the Fiholm castle in Sörmland. The perfect run down perfection of the annex, showing the hand of time past and the beauty of time present, is something I always feel so inspired by. Anything from rusty iron to cracked walls with layers of colours to all the layers of wallpaper…Photographer Elisabeth Frang is fantastic with natural light and she also loves no make up which is what I feel most comfortable with…just a dash of covering up some red spots…heaven! Makeup artist Madeleine Gaterud is so talented and also so good at the “no makeup” look. I met wonderful being and actress Siham Shurafa during this photo shoot, we kind of just melted into each others energy and became friends. After the 3 hour long bus ride home to Stockholm last day at work we found a cafe near Mariatorget and spent a few hours together bonding. It`s been too long now!












Ingmari Lamy

Inspiration, Livsstil, Mode, Skönhet

Gratitude to Gudrun Sjöden…

One of my deep gratitudes this year 2014 goes to Gudrun Sjöden and her team. I have had such great time on each photo shoot for her. It is a company that puts high ethics and friendships very high on the list. There is always time to relate to wonderful people, share life stories with the make up artist, the other models, assistants, etc…, eat good food and work in the best locations ever with the best photographers. Real life quality! And other than that, I do love modelling! I love being this bridge between the image and the being, between the ages and the ideas of beauty. Hopefully I give some insight to all ages, of beauty being timeless and ageless and wrinkles being part of that beauty. For this winter catalogue we were at Fiholm castle, a very warm and bright summer day. I was in love with the stone walls, the old destroyed paint and colours, the oak tree outside and much more that will come in my next story. Here are some of the photos! And by the way, I´m back after a rather long inner retreat  that´s been more than precious. I even spent Christmas on my own for the very first time. A longing I´ve had for years. I hope you spent yours in the most heart warming way, in your way. These clothes will add to a warm winter and I hope we get one with much skiing and ice skating to bring out the best in us.



Photo: Elisabeth Frang for Gudrun Sjöden. Hair and make-up: Madeleine Gaterud. Always gratitude to Mikas Stockholm, my model agency.

Ingmari Lamy

Inspiration, Kultur, Livsstil, Reportage, Skönhet


I´m so sorry it´s taken me soooo long to get this article down. I got so sick right at that time after seeing the movie and stayed immobile for ten days…then travelling,working and just…unable to write. This movie is bigger than my words and that´s how it is. I had an amazing moment with Celine Sciamma and  I´m moved by how she´s been able to  capture the feeling of a community of black people living in the suburbs of Paris, with such an understanding of how they feel and what they are confronted with. The beauty of the movie goes way beyond the colour of skin. GIRLHOOD YouTube Preview Image took the price for best movie during the Stockholm Film Festival this year. The theme for the whole festival was HOPE. I was very honoured to have an interview with director Celine Sciamma  over a cup of tea at Berns veranda during the festival. We spoke french. It was my first interview ever and it was so interesting to actually get to speak to the creator of all the personalities in the movie. Understanding first of all that it is a creation. MARIEME is the girl. A black girl.  What happens to her? We se her playing soccer and  being good at it. We see her being in love with a young  boy, taking a detour on her way home just to see him. We see her  shrugging away from her big brother who is the dominant male figure in the family and we see the friendship with her young sister, the two of them holding hands as they go to sleep. And we see them taking care of their little sister while their mum works non stop cleaning in a hotel. We see gang fights between girls, shoplifting, dancing, sweet friendships …and so much more. This is a movie where all leading roles are black and that gave me flashbacks to a time when I was deeply in love with a black musician and went on tour with him and the group he played with, during 10 intense summer days. I spent all my days, evenings and nights emerged in the blackness of skin colour and felt so totally black myself. The special quality of the people, their music and culture, the way they move, express emotions, laugh…It is a time I remember with much gratitude and this time spent with them made me realise even deeper the illusion of skin colour. And yet the skin colour has been and still is such a major reason in the  differences of upbringing, culture, lifestyle and how people have been treated. So we spoke a bit about this, me and Celine  and why she choose to make a movie grounded in the black culture. She said “it´s reflecting the french youth of today, their context of life and living in the suburbs of Paris. The sexism. “Mysogenie” The secret more hidden levels and the more official ones”. We spoke about the theme of the festival. HOPE. And I asked her what she sees as hopeful where apparently it is not showing so much hope. Celine said that “the hope is in the REFUSAL. Marieme refuses everything! She refuses the conditions that are set for her culturally, socially. That´s very COURAGEOUS! The HOPE is in the NO, in the courage to say no, in the courage to go her own way. It is a film where the women are strong and fight for their right to be free. The men are more like figures than personalities”. She believes in the movies as a media, believes in the pleasure of being a spectator taken on a journey and how to guide that journey towards insights. There is HOPE in inventing a form and beauty. We talk about how the movie ends and we as spectators are left with “INQUIETUDE”, worry. What will happen to Marieme? Celine says that “you worry about the people you love and that is the meaning. To feel the love. To care about someone”. We also know that she will be ok, because her strong decisions sofar have taken her to a place where she can only go forward. Celine grew up in the suburbs of Pontoise outside Paris and has good memories from there. it was not a difficult place to live in. Very socially and culturally mixed. A lot of emotions and aliveness. Her description made me want to go there. Next time I´m in Paris I will! We talked about feminism and I said that for me it is all inclusive and can not exclude men as it did so often in the 70s. And Celine said that she is a “Feministe of TODAY! That men should not have to be afraid either. It´s not about VENGEANCE, it´s a progress for EVERYONE”. There I´m with her. Women, men, mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, sisters, brothers, friends and lovers. Black and white. All the same rights. P1030804 P1030805 P1030803P1030800P1030805YouTube Preview Image



Ingmari Lamy

Inspiration, Kultur, Livsstil, Mode, Reportage, Skönhet

Me, Barbieri and Uma Thurman…

A few days ago I met Uma Thurman  a woman who´s beauty always touched me somehow. I´m not the kind to have star idols though. I meet the people I meet and make personal connections. I love these personal connections, sometimes it´s a cab driver, sometimes it´s someone on the street and sometimes it´s a “star”. We are all humans and as humans we have this love connections with each other. But with Uma…! It has always been special! I have been told a numerous times that I´m a look alike Uma thurman in my old photos. That is when I was 20 and she was not yet born. So I was curious to see if this woman had anything I could recognise myself in, between 20-40 years ago. She enters the room at the press conference, the first time I see her and I thought ” this is nothing like me, this is a super intelligent, high energy woman and she has this incredible facial bone structure that is nothing like mine”. I felt very neutral about the first meeting. Just listening. A press conference is like a very neutral situation. And then I asked a rather stupid question in the context: ” what is the difference between being in a role as an actress and to be in front of the camera as a model”? I expected kind of an answer like “it´s from the same SOURCE just different expressions” but she was like ” in front of the camera it´s just a click…”! Afterwards I really got what she meant. I really got that acting is a whole other profession and skill. To play a role, get into the personality of a person, IS different than being in front of the camera.Then I went about my life, met a man outside the conference whom I spent a sweet moment talking to and he is the one who shared this video, thank you Rodrigo Rivas Ruiz . In the evening I went to Face2Face with Uma and THAT was something else. I was totally taken in by her…and her acting in Kill Bill 1 & 2 by Tarantino…more to follow…

GPB_FAC_Artificial_049Photo of me by: Gian Paolo Barbieri for Italian Vogue early 70s

Ingmari Lamy
Ingmari Lamy
Ingmari är modell och konstnär samt håller i events och kurser i inre skönhet. Hon har varit omslagsmodell för magasin som Harper's Bazaar och Vouge, jobbat med fotografer som Bob Richardson, David Bailey och Gil Bensimon och gått visningar för Jeal-Paul Gaultier, Yohji Yamamoto och Kenzo. Här delar hon med sig av anekdoter från förr och inblickar i de projekt hon driver idag.
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